Sojourner Truth and the Power of a Portrait

A photograph of the abolitionist and suffrage activist Sojourner Truth that appears in the Library’s newest Primary Source Set for educators, “Civil War Images: Depictions of African Americans in the War Effort,” provides an opportunity to discover the questions that the objects in a portrait can raise about the message that image might have been meant to convey.

K-12 Professional Development Opportunity: Teaching with WWI-Related Primary Sources

The following is a guest post by Michael Apfeldorf of the Library of Congress. This spring, the Library of Congress will host two free, one-day workshops for K-12 educators interested in incorporating WWI-related primary sources into their classroom instruction.     In each session, Library of Congress education specialists will model a variety of strategies […]

K-12 Professional Development Opportunity: Teaching with World History-Related Primary Sources

In this one-day workshop for grades 6-12 educators, Library of Congress education specialists will model a variety of strategies for using world history-related primary sources to engage students, build critical thinking skills, and construct knowledge. This hands-on, collaborative session will be held at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. Through a series of inquiry-based […]